Get ready for a fight. Florida’s public education system is at stake. A chasm over education big enough to swallow a Volkswagen has opened in the Florida Legislature, and this year’s tussle over the more than $20 billion the state spends annually on schools promises to be particularly acrimonious. (Read more in OrlandoSentinel.com)Read more »
When Valerie Chuchman moved to Florida from Wisconsin eight years ago, her new principal joked that while she was taking a significant salary cut, she would be repaid in sunshine. Unfortunately, the Riverview High School chemistry teacher said, sunshine doesn’t pay the bills. And if she’s still living paycheck to paycheck after 21 years, she …Read more »
Editor’s note: The following opinion article was written by Kim Amontree, Charlotte County School Board, District 2. The Charlotte County DEC supports passage of the referendum in the Nov. 6, 2018 Election. Taking Our Schools from Good to Great with the Yes for Success Voter Referendum By Kim Amontree, Charlotte County School Board, District …Read more »
Rick Scott’s Fuzzy Math Can’t Hide the Truth: Florida Continues to Lag Behind the Nation in Education Funding.
… From education funding to wages and jobs, Florida is still suffering from the recession under Rick Scott’s tenure.
Private schools in Florida will collect nearly $1 billion in state-backed scholarships this year through a system so weakly regulated that some schools hire teachers without college degrees, hold classes in aging strip malls and falsify fire-safety and health records.Read more »
“It’s obvious that the secretary and our federal government have very little respect for our traditional public school system,” Hanna said. “And it’s insulting that she’s going to visit the capital of the state of Florida, to visit a charter school, a private school and a voucher school.”Read more »
The K-12 education system in Florida — the one that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos likes to praise as a model for the nation — is in chaos. Traditional public school districts are trying to absorb the loss of millions of dollars for the new school year that starts within weeks.Read more »
Brandon Haught, spokesperson of Florida Citizens for Science, a statewide science advocacy group, said the group opposes the law because supporters have “left a paper trail” showing “they don’t like evolution, and they don’t like climate change.”Read more »
Supporters of the bill submitted affidavits that complained, “I have witnessed students being taught evolution as fact … rather than theory … I have witnessed children being taught that Global Warming is a reality.”Read more »
By signing HB7069, Rick Scott and Tallahassee Republicans have declared war on our public schools. This bill is a national disgrace.Read more »